The LifeBlood of the ill fated woman.

I was lucky enough to recieve this book from the author himself (Kevin Breaux) and once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. The book kicks off with a warrior woman Astrid the white (someone who you wouldn’t want to mess with) The picture in my head when I think of Astrid is the main character in Horizon called Aloy anyway onto the review 😂

Astrid has awoke in a strange place that she’s never heard of. Even upon awakening Astrid has to defend herself and let her warrior skills take over.

Astrid walks to a town and is befriended by a warrior called Warren who takes Astrid in and tries to help her find her way back to her family and her homeland.

Astrid doesn’t take to her new surroundings she’s always getting into trouble and arguing with the elders about her homeland and they don’t believe a word she is saying.

For me Astrid was a person I could connect with straight away and enjoyed the character development of Astrid and her companions that she met on her way.

The book does have you gripped straight away. As I’m always thinking ahead to see how it will pan out but it never seems to go the way I think. That’s what I like about Kevin’s books. You’re literally sitting on the edge of your seat looking forward to the next page/paragraph and word to see whats going to happen.

If you haven’t read this or any other of Kevin’s books please go and check them out. Also one last thing the cover looks amazing. I want the actual book just to have in my book shelf 😂

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Reading slump.

My reading atm has came to a complete stand still. Every time I pick up my book I fall asleep. The last book I read was the blood of the ill fated woman by Kevin Breaux (review pending) Now I just can’t seem to get back into the swing of things and it’s getting really frustrating. I really do love reading and very passionate about it. I even borrowed a book to my friend who hasn’t read a book for 20+ years that should be motivating enough. I’m hoping this passes over soon and I get back into the swing of reading again.

Stats

My stats have been horrendous while I’ve been away. I’m not saying I get high numbers but I thought I’d have more than I thought. I’m not usually one who follows stats. The only time I get a spike in numbers is when I’ve posted.

I’m not trying to sound like I’m complaining (even though it kind of does 🤣🤣)

One positive I actually gained a few new followers which I was very pleased about.

I’m going to get back into the swing of posting again as I’ve missed doing it. I do need to catch up with my reading as I’m so far behind 🤣🤣

 

I’m back.

Well as the title suggests I’m back after taking a month of. I thought it would be hard but I’ve been so busy that I’ve never had time.

My partner done an amazing job giving birth to our baby daughter called Poppy Mae. She’s amazing and so proud of my eldest daughter. She’s been helping out and looking after her baby sister. I couldn’t have asked for it to be any better.

The only thing that has spoiled my time away was my car getting written off. We had very bad winds and some how we were unfortunate enough that a branch snapped off and landed on the car. luckily no body was harmed just really shook up.

I never realised how much I’d miss a car and how easy it actually is. We did use public transport and the odd taxi to basically pick up my daughter from school. Now we have had skimp and scrape to get a new car.

I’m going back to work on Monday and I’m kind of looking forward to getting back into some sort of structured routine. Being off all I’ve done is goto the gym and sleep 😂

Writing this has made me realise how much I’ve missed blogging. I’ve got so much to say so will hopefully have some more blogs posted.

I will end my post there as I can go on for a while and my daughter is starting to stir so will need to feed her.

I hope you’re all doing well. I’m going to try to read some of your blogs whan I get the chance 😁

 

 

 

Ten thousand thunders *Blog Tour*

Ten Thousand Thunders by Brian Trent
• Paperback: 288 pages
• Publisher: FLAME TREE PRESS; New edition edition (6 Oct. 2018)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1787580164
• ISBN-13: 978-1787580169

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thousand-Thunders-Fiction-Without-Frontiers/dp/1787580164/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536067944&sr=1-1&keywords=ten+thousand+thunders
BLURB: Having just been killed in a mysterious shuttle explosion, Gethin Bryce is back to uncover what happened. An unusually gifted investigator with the InterPlanetary Council, Gethin is tasked with seeking out the truth behind unexplained anomalies that lie outside IPC control.

His investigation takes him from the luxurious enclaves of Earth’s elite, to the battered Wastelands beyond civilization’s protective thrall. Linking up with an inquiry team from a planet-spanning corporate powerhouse, he also befriends a grim and reluctant outlander who has an important piece of the puzzle―evidence of a sadistic entity which threatens not just civilization, but all life…

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Brian Trent’s speculative fiction appears regularly in the world’s top speculative fiction markets including ANALOG, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, Apex (winning the Story of the Year Reader’s Poll), Escape Pod, Flash Fiction Online, COSMOS, Galaxy’s Edge, Nature, The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, Pseudopod, and numerous year’s best anthologies. His work has been featured in several volumes of Flame Tree Publishing’s popular Gothic Fantasy Series.’

The author of the historical fantasy series Rahotep, Trent is also a Baen Fantasy Adventure Award finalist and Writers of the Futurewinner. His nonfiction works have also appeared in Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Humanist, and UTNE.

Combining a fascination for history with a unique vision of the future, Trent’s novel Ten Thousand Thunders is the beginning of an exciting new science fiction universe.

Trent lives in New England, where he works as a novelist, screenwriter, and poet. His website and blog are located at http://www.briantrent.com/
Twitter: @BrianTrenthttps://twitter.com/BrianTrent

AWARDS

Baen Fantasy Award Finalist
Writers of the Future Winner’
Apex Magazine Story of the Year Winner

 

 

 

 

The book is set in the future and is divided into factions. There has been peace for hundred of years. But the start of a war seems to be inevitable.

An unexplained explosion happens and sets of a series of events that need to be investigated. Which happens when a group of people from different factions decide to find out what is actually happening and try to stop all out war that will have catastrophic effects.

The book has been really well written. The sci-fi aspect of the book had me gripped from the start. I thought the characters were really well written and all tied into the story nicely.

The world building could’ve been abit better for me. That is probably my only gripe with this book if I’m honest. I’m looking forward to reading the second book. Fingers crossed the author is writing it as we speak or type or read 😂

 

Ten Thousand Thunders Blog Tour Poster

I’d like to thank Flame tree press for sending me this book. I really do appreciate it. This is my honest review.

Strand of Faith cover reveal.

Strand of Faith
When the choice is between love and life, how can anyone decide?
A girl and a monk, both with extraordinary mental powers, have compelling reasons not to fall in love. But those from whom they expect support are manipulating them both because their choices will have consequences for the rest of the world.
After a stormy youth, Brother Prospero has found comfort and fulfilment in the monastery. That is, until he discovers something that forces him to reconsider his whole vocation. To follow his heart, he’ll have to face his demons again, outside the security of the monastery. Is it worth the risk? Can he beat them this time? Or will they finally destroy him?
Orphaned and mistreated, Leonie has found sanctuary and safety at the abbey. All she wants is to learn how to manage her unusual abilities so that she is not a danger to those around her. When she comes into contact with Prospero everything threatens to spiral out of her control. Whether she leaves or whether she stays, how can she possibly avoid destroying – yet again – those she has come to care about?
Abbot Gabriel is faced with an impossible choice. He can do nothing and watch the world descend into war. Or he can manipulate events and ensure peace – at the cost of two lives that he is responsible for. He knows what he has to do but is he strong enough to sacrifice those he loves?
Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strand-Faith-Choices-Consequences-Book-ebook/dp/B07GKZT8LF
http://www.books2read.com/strandoffaith
Author Bio
Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.
Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance. Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun. When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club. Target shooting only, honest. Nothing to worry about.
She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary. It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.
You can find out more about her books and sign up for Rachel’s newsletters at http://www.racheljbonner.co.uk.

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If you’ve read this far then that means you’re really interested in reading this book. (Who wouldn’t be I might have to grab a copy)

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Three Bloody Pieces #Blog Birthday Blitz#

Three Bloody Pieces
A dead king, a queen who is more than she seems, and a witch who uses the dark arts to entrap her.
Queen, widow, beggar – Lady Caitlyn is all three, and now she can add murderer to the list.
When death and treachery propel her south to Normandy, to seek sanctuary with the exiled Prince Alfred, visions of a woman with ancient eyes travel with her.
Herleva is a woman filled with ambition and greed. A woman who intends to be more than a commoner. A woman who gets what she wants by whatever means possible, even if she has to practice the dark arts to achieve her goals.
A woman who is a witch.
Caitlyn finds herself caught up in a magic which changes her very being. A magic which produces a king to change the lives of every man, woman, and child in England.

Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Bloody-Pieces-spellbinding-paranormal-ebook/dp/B075RH1QJ3/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Apple – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1287207080
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Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/three-bloody-pieces
Author Bio –
Elizabeth Davies is a paranormal author, whose books have a romantic flavour with more than a hint of suspense. And death. There’s usually death…
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Website – http://www.elizabethdaviesauthor.co.uk
Twitter – @bethsbooks
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End of August already.

This month has flown over. Feels like I’ve blinked and it’s September already. I’ve been abit quiet on here lately as I’ve been working more and getting stuff sorted before my partner gives birth.

I keep thinking I’ve hardly done any posts. Then I check my stats and noticed I’ve done 11 posts. This is probably the worst month I’ve had (numbers wise) but I’m not bothered about stats anymore.

I’ve done a few blog tours which I appreciate and love doing. I enjoy them as I’m discovering new author’s and genres of books that I’d never normally read.

I usually do blogger of the month aswell but for some reason it’s not showing up who has been the most active on my blog. So from last month it was Phantom Paper (who is an awesome blogger) be nice and go give her blog some love.

I’d like to welcome all my new followers. I’m checking everyone and looking through your blogs. They are amazing and getting some inspiration for future blog posts.

My newest follor is Becca-anne go and check her blog out (I’m busy reading it while trying to write this 🤣)

Hope September is a good blogging month for everyone. I’m looking forward to reading your posts 😁

Yes I know it’s abit late considering it’s halfway through September. Finally found out my partner is going to be taken into hospital on Friday to have the baby as it still hasn’t arrived. (I think it’s too comfortable inside there it doesn’t want to come out 😂)

I was going to say I’d try and blog if I can but I’m probably not as we are going to be busy. I will be reading some posts when it’s early hours in the morning when I’m dealing with the baby 🤣

Siren and the Spectre book review and blog tour.

Jonathan JanzThe Siren and The Specter CoverThe Siren and the Specter Blog Tour Poster

 

The Siren and the Specter by Jonathan Janz
• Paperback: 288 pages
• Publisher: FLAME TREE PRESS; US paperback edition edition (6 Sept. 2018)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1787580059
• ISBN-13: 978-1787580053

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Siren-Specter-Fiction-Without-Frontiers/dp/1787580059/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533818999&sr=8-1&keywords=the+siren+and+the+specter

BLURB: When David Caine, a celebrated skeptic of the supernatural, is invited by an old friend to spend a month in “the most haunted house in Virginia,” he believes the case will be like any other. But the Alexander House is different.

Built by a 1700s land baron to contain the madness and depravity of his eldest son, the house is plagued by shadows of the past and the lingering taint of bloodshed. David is haunted, as well. For twenty-two years ago, he turned away the woman he loved, and she took her life in sorrow.

And David suspects she’s followed him to the Alexander House.

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jonathan Janz is the author of more than a dozen novels and numerous short stories.
His work has been championed by authors like Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, and Brian Keene; he has also been lauded by Publishers Weekly, the Library Journal, and the School Library Journal.
His novel Children of the Dark was chosen by Booklist as a Top Ten Horror Book of the Year.
Jonathan’s main interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children.
You can sign up for his newsletter (http://jonathanjanz.us12.list-manage&#8230;.), and you can follow him on
Twitter @JonathanJanz
Instagram @jonathan.janz

Now onto my review 😀 I was lucky enough to receive this arc for my unbiased review.

Alexander house is a place that should be a name you find fearful (you probably will by the end of this book 😂) we introduce an author called David Caine who likes to write books about legendary haunted houses. The particular house is owned by one of David’s old college friends who has asked him to stay for a month to see if there is any spiritual going ons. Everyone in the same estate (neighbourhood) all know about this house that’s haunted. Forever sceptical David thinks it’s all coddlewash and believes there’s nothing haunting about this house. So he’s there for his first night and shits himself (as most people would) he starts hearing voices and strange going ons. David tries to brush this off. The voices now become more consistent and go into depth about things that David would only know.

You will have to read the book to find out what happens to David. I’d give this book a 4/5 definitely worth  a read.

 

Distortion by Gautam Malkani *Blog Tour*

Distortion Jacket Cover

 

 

“Gautam Malkani, the man behind one of the seminal books on the British Asian experience, does something original and important once again, this time on the crucial issue of young carers. Distortion is essential reading.”
– Sathnam Sanghera, author of The Boy with the Topknot

DISTORTION
Gautam Malkani

6th September 2018 | Hardback £18.99

The new novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Londonstani
“Beguiling, addictive and emotive… Distortion shines a light onto our increasingly fractured lives and in doing so, makes clear the ongoing tensions and contradictions between the care we must give to ourselves and others over our desire for freedom in the digital world.”
– Niven Govinden, author of All the Days and Nights

“A taut and timely return for Gautam Malkani, Distortion is a brilliant exploration of social media,
code-switching and toxic masculinity.” – Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant

Meet Dillon, a high-functioning fuck-up who has been keeping some very big secrets from his girlfriend Ramona.

Also, meet Dhilan, a young carer caught in an endless loop of pre-bereavement bereavement for his dying mother.

And then there’s Dylan. The less said about him the better…

These three identities of the same young man have been growing dangerously more hardcore and hardwired, both online and off, thanks to the self-reinforcing effects of social media and search engines, and the uncanny predictive capabilities of his smartphones.

When two creepy old dudes threaten to expose Dillon/Dhilan/Dylan, he is forced to unravel a gut-wrenching mystery that he would rather leave well alone.

Set in a strange greyscape between the digital world and the messy realm of the body, Distortion asks timely questions about what happens when our online data and search histories are crunched up and fed back to us – when they don’t just filter our view of the world, but also our view of ourselves. How can we navigate the tension between emotional truth and factual accuracy? What can we do to neutralise our own toxicity? And what happens in the world of flesh and blood when the roles of parent and child become tragically reversed?

Praise for Londonstani:

“Gripping” – Guardian
“A bold debut, brimming with energy and authenticity” – Observer
“Sharp, clever and convincing” – Independent
“Artful, thought-provoking and strikingly inventive. An impressive, in some respects brilliant, first novel.”
– Los Angeles Times
About Gautam Malkani:
Gautam Malkani’s first novel Londonstani was published in 2006. He lives in London and is available for interview, features and events.

 

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My review will be up as soon as I can. I’ve just been swamped with work and expecting my partner to give birth anytime soon.